United Way of Marathon County will continue the community donations and support a Children’s Book Drive. Since 2017 the Book Drive has collected thousands of books for children.
One of the biggest barriers to reading for young children is the lack of books of their own. United Way Ready to Read distributes thousands of books to children in our area. Donate new or gently used children’s books to United Way of Marathon County during the month of May to fill Ready to Read bookshelves at local non-profits. In 2020 over 8,000 books were distributed to children age birth to 5 through Ready to Read.
The most needed books are board books for early readers age 0-3.
- Collect new and gently used children’s books at your company, business, church group, volunteer group, and contact Krista Mischo, United Way’s Volunteer Coordinator, to coordinate cleaning materials for your books. We will provide you cleaning kits for your group to participate in cleaning and stickering books for our community bookshelves. You can deliver these books to a bookshelf in need. This is a powerful volunteer engagement activity.
- Collect new and gently used children’s books and drop them off at United Way, during June 8-9, 2021.
- During Week of Action, June 21-25, 2021, we will offer a variety of volunteer projects for you to participate in. Watch for sign-up information through your email and on our social media sites.
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